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Languages, Literature & Composition (LLC)

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English Major & Minor
Focuses on British, American and world literature, applied writing, linguistics, literary theory and creative writing
World Languages
Programs in Spanish, Translation, French, German and
International Studies
Film Studies Minor
Analysis, theory and production of films
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Creative Writing Minor
Includes courses in autobiography, creative nonfiction, drama, novels, poetry and stories in a range of genres.
Preface: First-Year Reading Program
Includes readings, cultural events and exhibits designed to bring together the University community and first-year students in discussion of a single text and the issues it raises
African American Studies Minor
Includes courses in African American literature, culture, arts, history, social sciences and critical race theory.

What Is the Value of a Humanities Degree?

  • Working as journalists
  • Teaching as College Professors    
  • Writing Creatively    
  • Studying in Graduate School at Brandeis, American University, the Medical University of South Carolina, Clemson University, the University of Kentucky, Winthrop University and many more    
  • Working as Public Relations professionals    
  • Practicing Law    
  • Blogging    
  • Making Films    
  • Living Life
  • Editing
    • Managing and Recruiting in the Human Resources Industry
    • Working with Teach Charlotte, Teach for America, Americorps and other national and regional service organizations
    • Serving as Officers in the Military
    • Leading Community Organizations
    • Working in Libraries
    • Teaching in K-12 Schools
    • Freelancing



    Languages, Literature, and Composition
    Dr. Peter Caster
    Department Chair

    Student Organizations
    Student Literary Publications
    Student Awards and Achievements 
    Research Opportunities  
    Study Abroad

    Student Support
    Language Lab
    PREFACE First-Year Reading Program
    Writing Center 

    Community Outreach
    South Carolina Academy of Authors
    Reflections Foreign Language Teachers Conference 

    Contact Us
    USC Upstate
    Department of Languages, Literature & Composition
    HPAC 222
    800 University Way
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
    Phone: 864-503-5688
    Fax: 864-503-5825
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